Resource & Recovery Events

***Please Note: The following upcoming events are date and time specific; information may change and there is no guarantee that the agencies or organizations offering these events will still have services or resources available. The most current events and most updated resource information is best found by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898211.  For people outside of Butte County, call 1-866-916-3566 to connect with a Butte 2-1-1 resource specialist**

Please consider checking with event providers to ensure event availability prior to attending. Due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 many events have been canceled, postponed, or are being held virtually. 

(Event 08/05-08/07) Drive Thru Peach Sales- Chico State University Farm- Chico State University Farm’s annual ‘U-Pick Peaches’ event has been modified to comply with social distancing and state guidance amid COVID-19. The farm is hosting 3 days of socially distanced drive-through peach sales. Ripe peaches will be picked early each morning by farm staff wearing masks and gloves. The peaches will be gently boxed in flats, each weighing approximately 10 pounds, and sold by the flat for $25 each. Payment is accepted through using exact change, credit cards, or checks made out to ‘Chico State University Farm’. CSU, Chico and the University Farm ask that visitors follow a few important guidelines to ensure a smooth and safe experience during peach sales, including the following:

  • Please follow all signs and staff instructions
  • Remain in your vehicle while waiting, receiving and paying for your peaches
  • Anyone feeling ill should stay home
  • Vulnerable (high-risk) individuals should continue to follow the state’s Stay-at-Home Order
  • Wear face coverings
  • Maintain good hygiene by washing hands, using hand sanitizer, and covering coughs and sneezes

Depending upon peach supply and demand, sales may continue into the week of August 10th. For the most current information on peach sales, please contact the Peach Hotline at 530-898-4989.WHEN: Wednesday, August 5th-Friday, August 7th from 8:30am-12pm(noon) or until supplies run out.
WHERE:
University Farm, 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane, Chico 

(Event 08/06) Roadmap to Recovery Question & Answer Webinar- United Policyholders- Offering a free webinar with guidance on wildfire insurance claim questions. United Policyholders staff member, Sandra Watts will host free Question and Answer webinars to answer wildfire insurance claim questions. All wildfire impacted households are welcome. Registration is required, participants must have internet access. Register online at   https://bit.ly/2ZxLtR2 WHEN: Thursday, August 6th at 6pm WHERE:  Online, register at the link above.

(Event 08/12) Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Workshop-NVCSS- Northern Valley Catholic Social Services (NVCSS) Disaster Services is hosting a virtual workshop on emergency preparedness.  The workshop will go over guidance and tools that can help to prepare in the event of a situation like a power outage, wildland fire, flood, or earthquake. This workshop will include a guest speaker from Butte County’s Emergency Response Team (CERT). Facebook event page here: https://bit.ly/3fcHKxZ  Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/4716154968 WHEN: Wednesday, August 12th from 11am-12pm (noon)WHERE: Online, see Zoom link above.

(Event 08/20) Free Virtual Resume & Application Workshop! – Alliance for Workforce Development- Offering a free workshop on resume and application building assistance. Participants will learn how to create and update a resume, write a cover letter, and receive tips on how to make their resume and application stand out. Registration is required. Please register using the following link, https://rb.gy/ar9xua. WHEN: Thursday, August 20th from 2pm-3pm WHERE: Event will be held online, register using the link above.

(Event 08/20) Roadmap to Recovery Question & Answer Webinar- United Policyholders- Offering a free webinar with guidance on wildfire insurance claim questions. United Policyholders staff member, Sandra Watts will host free Question and Answer webinars to answer wildfire insurance claim questions. All wildfire impacted households are welcome. Registration is required, participants must have internet access. Register online at   https://bit.ly/3eT5Yhm WHEN: Thursday, August 20th at 6pm WHERE:  Online, register at the link above.

(Event 08/22) August Diaper Distribution- Butte Diaper Bank- The Butte Diaper Bank will be hosting their August Diaper distribution on August 22nd.Those experiencing a diaper need can complete an application online or call 2-1-1 for assistance, application available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDBrequestform. Please note, the location, date, and time is subject to change due to weather conditions or volunteers schedules. Please note: RSVP is required for distribution and masks will be required for all attendees. WHEN: Saturday, August 22nd from 9am-11am WHERE: Pearl Consulting, 150 Amber Grove Drive, Chico

(Event 08/27) Free Virtual Workshop: ‘How to Find a Job’! – Alliance for Workforce Development- Offering a free workshop on how to job search successfully.  Participants will learn ways they can search for work, including networking and other strategies.  Registration is required and directions on how to join will be provided after registering for the workshop. Registration is required. Please register using the following link, http://rb.gy/fdjqaoWHEN: Thursday, August 27th, from 2pm-3pmWHERE: Event will be held online, register using the link above.

Weekly Events

(Tuesdays) Paradise Farmers Market- Offering a weekly farmer’s market with fruits, vegetables and local art for sale. The market is open every Tuesday from 7:30am to 12pm (noon) at Paradise Alliance Church (North Parking Lot) 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. Available from June through October. For more information, visit the Facebook page at:www.facebook.com/ParadiseFarmersMarkets/

(Thursdays) Paradise Alliance Church – Community Dinner- Offering a free dinner to the ridge community Thursday nights from 5:30pm-6:30 pm. Dinner may be picked up at the North Side Drive Thru. The Paradise Alliance church community dinner is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church office is temporarily closed, questions can be directed via email to: churchoffice@paradisecma.org